Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Opportunities Industrialization Center

Title: Assistant Coordinator
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 17 - August 16
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1 hour for lunch) Mondays-Fridays

Job Description:

The Assistant Coordinator will have a duo role to gain different experiences with different age youth, parents, businesses and staff.  The Assistant Coordinator will be involved with two programs: Summer Enrichment (summer camp six weeks that beginning July 8th) and Summer Youth Employment and Learning.(five week program beginning July15th)  This duo role will give individual unique skills in planning, implementing and actually working with youth, parents and businesses. The Assistant Coordinator will be supervised by the Project Coordinators of both programs and/or Executive Director. The Summer Enrichment Program is for youth ages 10 to 11 years old and 13 to 14 years.  The Summer Youth Employment and Learning program is for youth ages 15 to 19 years old in school.

The Assistant Coordinator will assist with the summer enrichment intake process for the youth’s enrollment into the summer enrichment program in conjunction with the Project Coordinator.  The Assistant Coordinator will provide assistance to the Project Coordinator with input of participants into the A+ Cayen System data based with daily attendance and activities.  The Project Coordinator will provide the Assistant Coordinator with training on the system. The Assistant Coordinator will work with the Project Coordinator to develop activities and projects for the summer enrichment program. The Assistant Coordinator will assist with the orientation of the summer youth and their parents once they have been selected for the program. The Assistant Coordinator will provide some activities for youth in the summer enrichment program for either the Rising 5th graders going into 6th grade or the Rising Eighth Graders going into 9th grade.  The Assistant Coordinator will spend some time with Executive Director to understand the operations of a non-profit and as well youth development for youth ages 10 to 11 and 13 to 14 years old.  The Assistant Coordinator will also have an opportunity to develop a project for the parents and/or youth this will be optional depending on the timeframe.

The Assistant Coordinator with work with the Summer Youth Coordinator to do intakes and assist with the selection of youth into the summer employment program. They will monitor worksites, provide counseling and support to youth on the job, and assist with some training for youth who need to excel at the workplace. The Assistant Coordinator will assist with evaluations of each of the youth in the program.

Career Experience:

This internship will expose an individual to effective ways in implementing two summer programs for youth.   Both programs provide great exposure for skills needed in counseling, teaching, administration, human services and social service work. This opportunity will enhance leadership and instructional skills needed to work with urban youth.  The individual will have a great opportunity to develop and depend on their own creativity, ideas and suggestions. The individual will also learn the data based  A+ Cayen System and be exposed to the ETO Data Base for the summer employment component.

Suggested College Major: 

An individual interested in education, human and social services, social work, counseling and administration and likes inputting data and analyzing the results at the end of their nine weeks with OIC.  An individual who likes middle school and high school youth and possesses great empathy and compassion for today’s youth.